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We hope you will join us at the International Space Development Conference (ISDC) at the Washington Grand Hyatt later this week! To register, please visit http://isdc.nss.org/2012
On Saturday, May 26th, Explore Mars will be presenting the Mars programming at this conference. We have assembled an impressive agenda with speakers who will discuss the Mars Science Laboratory, Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, as well as potential mission architectures for sending humans to Mars.
UPDATE: ExploreMars is honored to present Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin, who has just been added to the Saturday afternoon schedule.
ISDC Mars Agenda – Saturday, May 26, 2012
9:00 – 9:50 – Doug McCuistion: NASA: Director, Mars Exploration Program
2:00 – 3:00 – Dr. Mary Voytek: NASA Lead for Astrobiology and Deputy Program Scientist for MSL – “Mars Science Laboratory: The Next Astrobiology Mission Landing Soon on a Planet Near You”
3:00 – 4:30 “Getting to Mars Efficiently – Mars Mission Architectures”
- Joe Cassady: Executive Director, Advanced Programs Engineering, Aerojet;
- Matthew B. Duggan: Manager of ISS Systems Integration, International Space Station Program, Boeing Defense Systems
- Stephanie Bednarek: Manager, Government Affairs, Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX)
-Buzz Aldrin: legendary Apollo 11 astronaut (second man to walk on the moon) and ExploreMars advisory board member
4:30 – 5:30 -Dr. Richard W. Zurek: NASA JPL, MRO Project Scientist -
“Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter: New Perspectives on the Red Planet”